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Extra grandstand added for Taupō Super400

More grandstand seating and additional general admission ticketing has been added for fans for the upcoming debut of the Repco Supercars Championship at the ITM Taupō Super400.

Demand for ticketing for the 2024 event has been exceptional since tickets went on sale in November.

Grandstand seating made available initially has been exhausted and due to the demand, Supercars will be constructing more grandstand seating with premium viewing, with tickets for the extra stand to go on sale this afternoon at 2pm NZ time.

The new Gold Reserved Grandstand will provide premium viewing for spectators at Turn 13, leading into the start/finish line, providing a line of sight to the two fastest straights on the track.

It will be placed between the Platinum Reserved Grandstand at Turn 12 and the Turn 14 Villas. Guests who pre-registered via the Supercars website can purchase tickets now, with public sale from 2pm NZT.

Also announced today is additional General Admission ticketing, and a new corporate facility, the Taupo Lounge, located at Turn 9 which has also been released to meet the demand for corporate attendance.

All of today’s announcements further increase the venues capacity to service as many fans as possible at the event.

Supercars CEO Shane Howard said: “With just 60 days’ to go until our debut in Taupō, we are incredibly excited about our return to New Zealand.

“This announcement today that we are able to install another grandstand is because of the demand from fans who are counting down the days until our debut at this amazing circuit in one of the most scenic parts of the world we have ever raced.”

Economic Development Minister Melissa Lee said: “It’s excellent to see how popular this event is proving to be.

“Major events like the Supercars Championship generate economic activity in the towns that host them and the surrounding regions, and it is evident that the positive economic impacts from this event will be widely felt.”

Taupō District Mayor David Trewavas said: “It is always wonderful to see all the visitors to the district every summer and we can’t wait to see it pumping again during Supercars weekend.

“We are so privileged to be hosting such a popular event and accommodation throughout the district is filling quickly. The increased grandstand seating and venue capacity due to the unprecedented demand shows the Taupō District is the place to be this April. The economic boost this will provide to our local economy cannot be underestimated.

“We are supportive of Supercars working with the commercial and private accommodation sectors to ensure we can squeeze everyone in, along with increasing self-contained accommodation locations. We’re excited to see our regional neighbours benefit from the event too.”

When Supercars hit the track for opening practice, Taupō will become the 35th different venue to host a Repco Supercars Championship round.

It will be the 21st Supercars Championship round held in New Zealand, with Taupō International Motorsport Park the third North Island venue to stage points-paying racing.

Taupō International Motorsport Park joins the historic Pukekohe and the streets of Hamilton to host championship Supercars racing. Non-championship rounds were held at Pukekohe and the Wellington street circuit as part of the 1996 Mobil NZ Series.

It is also the 35th different circuit, and the seventh international venue after Shanghai (China), Circuit of the Americas (United States), Yas Marina (Abu Dhabi) and Bahrain to host Supercars racing.

The ITM Taupō Super400 will see Supercars, and various support categories including Porsche Carrera Cup Australia, NZ Central Muscle Cars, Toyota GAZOO Racing 86 Series NZ and Formula Ford NZ racing on the 3.32km International Circuit configuration of the venue over all three days of the event.

Drivers will once again be competing for the Jason Richards Memorial Trophy, named after the late Kiwi Supercars Hall of Fame inductee who contested 113 rounds and 284 races in his decorated career.

Supercars has secured the Taupō round in collaboration with the New Zealand Government and Taupō District Council for at least the next three years.

The ITM Taupō Super400 19-21, 2024 at Taupō International Motorsport Park. Tickets are available through Supercars.com and Ticketek.

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